• As an open-door, two-year institution of higher education, East Arkansas Community College's primary focus is a commitment to learning by educating and preparing students to become responsible citizens and contributing members of society.

School Highlights

East Arkansas Community College serves 934 students (48% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 34%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 934 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,880
  • Out-state tuition: $3,390
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 46%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

East Arkansas Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 165 teachers has grown by 229% over five years.
East Arkansas Community College
(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
165 staff
162 staff
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Student Body

The student population of East Arkansas Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 8:1 over five years.
The East Arkansas Community College diversity score of 0.53 is equal to the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
934 students
1,243 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
448 students
519 students
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# Part-Time Students
486 students
731 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
885 students
564 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
448 students
519 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
486 students
731 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
46 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
160 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
n/a
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
10%
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% Black
42%
16%
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% White
54%
66%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
n/a
1%
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Diversity Score
0.53
0.53
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.34%
1.37%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.36%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$24,800
$28,600
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,880 is less than the state average of $2,994. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,390 is less than the state average of $4,750. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,880
$2,994
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,390
$4,750
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
92%
94%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$5,250
$9,750
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,000
$5,300
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in East Arkansas Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AR by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
SAT Reading
n/a
540
SAT Math
n/a
520
SAT Writing
n/a
515
ACT Composite
n/a
22
ACT English
n/a
22
ACT Math
n/a
21
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • The College is dedicated to promoting the intellectual and cultural advancement of the community and to fostering tolerance and mutual respect among its members by offering the human and physical resources of the College. Through these efforts and through its cooperation with other educational institutions, the College is an active partner in the economic and social progress of Eastern Arkansas. Our primary focus is providing students with information and tools to help them make good choices. Academic advisors work closely with students throughout their college stay to establish trust and cultivate long-term advisor-advisee relationships. Students can expect to receive advising that encompasses exploration of life goals; exploration of vocational goals; program and course choices; and scheduling courses. The Learning Resource Center opened in December of 2000. The 15,000 square foot building houses the EACC Library, the Business and Industry Training Center, Continuing and Community Education, Tech Prep, the Distance Learning Lab, the Multimedia Lab, two conference rooms, and two classrooms. EACC offers many opportunities for students to participate in music courses and activities.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does East Arkansas Community College cost?

East Arkansas Community College's tuition is approximately $2,880 for In-State students and $3,390 for Out-State students.

What is East Arkansas Community College's ranking?

East Arkansas Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Arkansas for: Least expensive tuition and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 934 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,880
  • Out-state tuition: $3,390
  • Student:teacher ratio: 6:1
  • Minority enrollment: 46%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,994 per year for in-state students and $4,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $11,533 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 91%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.53, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Bryan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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